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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

In Employment Services, Featured, News by Heidi Decker-Maurer

Workers with Disabilities are Key to Economic Recovery

National Disability Employment Awareness Month is celebrated each October to recognize the many contributions of people with disabilities to our nation's economy. This year’s NDEAM theme is, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.”

COVID-19 has left an enormous gap in America’s workforce. There are more jobs than skilled people to fill them. This gives people with disabilities unprecedented opportunities to compete in the labor market and contribute to economic recovery efforts.

NDEAM gives us a chance to raise awareness about - and advocate for - disability employment. Here are just a few of the best resources:

Although October’s NDEAM celebrations gives us a focus, remember that these activities are not limited to October, but can continue throughout the year. Anytime is a good time to highlight the importance of including disability in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.